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30th Annual Pier Lighting and 25th Annual Holiday Open House

Enjoy an evening of holiday music, shopping and dining all at one great location, Downtown Manhattan Beach.

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The 30th Annual Pier Lighting and 25th Annual Holiday Open House
2019 Holiday Open House and Pier Lighting. Image courtesy of Bo Bridges.Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Downtown Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Beach Pier

Enjoy an evening of holiday music, shopping and dining all at one great location, Downtown Manhattan Beach.

The annual Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House is the official start of the holiday season in Manhattan Beach. It is also downtown Manhattan Beach's local restaurants, retail stores and businesses way of saying thank you to their customers and community for their support and patronage throughout the year. Downtown merchants will be open until 9:00 PM and are sure to offer some distinctive gifts and intriguing offers this holiday season. The restaurants will be serving their original menus and some sampling to get your palette started for an evening of wonderful food. Bring your kids and remember your shopping list!

Holiday Lighting
In addition to the live entertainment listed below, the City of Manhattan Beach and the Downtown Business and Professional Association will be lighting the streets for the holidays with snowflake lights and lighted street banner.

Festival of Lights
Metlox Plaza will have art installation titled Peace on Earth.

Living Trees on the Pier
Living trees on the pier will be up for one (picture-op taking)week. Special thanks to Brett Zebrowski, owner of Palm Realty, for sponsoring the trees.


Download the 2019 Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House Schedule and Map (PDF).

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Pier Lighting Schedule (brought to you by the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department)
6:00 PM Manhattan Beach Middle School Choir
6:30 PM Mira Costa High School Choir
7:00 PM Mayor Nancy Hersman flips the switch that lights the Pier and the Living Trees

Holiday Open House Schedule (Brought to you by the Downtown Business and Professional Association)

Metlox Fountain Plaza (13th Street and Morningside Drive)
5:00 PM to
9:00 PM
Santa, Sleigh, Family Pictures, Treats, Nicole Face Paints, Jack Tracy Ukulele, Los Angeles Kings Mascot Bailey, and the Soozi Show balloon artist
Metlox Plaza Entertainment
6:30 PM to
9:00 PM
Strolling Dickens-style Carolers by Harmony Carolers and A Holiday Affair, Michael Holmes on guitar
Manhattan Avenue
6:00 PM to
9:00 PM
Live Reindeer in front of {pages} a bookstore, Dietz Brothers Band at 10th street, Matt Jazz on saxophone at 12th Street, Hyperion Outfall Serenaders at Chase Bank (MBB), Larry’s Tacos at Manhattan Dental Solutions
Highland Avenue
6:00 PM to
9:00 PM
Danger Dogs (bacon wrapped street-style hot dogs) at Manhattan Beach Watch Repair on 13th Street
6:00 PM to
7:30 PM
Strolling Carolers
Manhattan Beach Boulevard
6:30 PM to
8:30 PM
Strolling Carolers

Please be note the street closures that will occur the day of the event.

Street Closures - Pier Lighting

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